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  1. #1 Dangers about laser pointers. 
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    My friend recently bought a green laser pointer with an output power between 250-300 mw. Ofcourse he enjoyed pointing at other peoples skin (usually on necks, behind the feet etc while others cant notice it until it stings). And recently i told other people at work about how "fun" this was.
    However, they told me this can cause cancer very easily and i was told to see a doctor right away. Due to lack of information on this subject within my network, I'm asking here.

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    it's still visible light..just concentrated into a beam. It's not going to give you cancer just as a regular light blub won't ...and that has an output of 60-100 watts! The beam has so little power, you can't even feel the heat on your fingertips. I think your safe....just don't point it in your eyes.


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    And don't try to take one through security at Birmingham airport. :?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    And don't try to take one through security at Birmingham airport. :?
    or a car through Glasgow Airport
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    It's stupid to point the laser to human body. The laser can be very dangerous.It can light match, burn plastics.
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    It's really dangerous,high power http://www.freaklasers.com/800mW-vio...eer-405nm.html 800mw blue violet laser pointer can blind your eyes in seconds.
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    Definitely not a toy at that power level. If he pointed that thing at me, I would knock his ass across the room.
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    Lasers are right there with fiber-optics: dont look into it with your good eye.
    No idea is untouchable. If an idea is infallible, then everyody on earth can test it and learn its truth- it can stand on its own merit. If an idea must be defended and is not allowed to be questioned, then the idea should never be accepted, for it is zealotry.
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